Last week I had the privilege to visit the garden of one of our frequent commenters, cwheet000! Turns out she lives just north of me in my town, and I couldn’t pass up her invitation to stop by. It was well worth it! Not only did I get to actually MEET one of the GPOD readers (my friends who I FORCE to read my blog don’t count… :-D), but her garden was super-charming and cute! It screams cottage garden, and it was definitely in the midst of a peony and iris moment.
Carla says, “I live in an antique house in New Milford, Connecticut, with my husband and two-(almost 3)-year-old little girl. This is my seventh gardening season here. I spent the first several seasons weeding this large garden. Yuck! Now, I am finally starting to replant. Yeah!
“The are several long perennial borders scattered around the property and a large walled in section with slate pathways between the beds. I also have planted quite a few containers. My yard is still very much a work in progress, between a part time job and taking care of a toddler. I have no professional help. It is just me. (We also have 2 acres of lawn to mow. Yuck!)
“By midsummer, my new plantings should start filling in and the 45 dahlias and dozen Cannas I just purchased should be blooming. Right now, the bearded iris, Siberian iris, and peonies are doing their thing.”
It was a total pleasure, Carla–thanks so much for having me over for a visit! I’ll definitely be back later in the summer…
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